West Penn Township, Pennsylvania

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West Penn Township is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,852 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 58.2 square miles (150.7 km²), of which, 58.0 square miles (150.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.38%) is water. It extends from Blue Mountain in the south to the border of Tamaqua in the north and from the Carbon County border in the east to the Little Schuylkill River in the west, which drains most of its area. Portions of West Penn are also drained into the Lehigh River via the Mahoning and Lizard Creeks, which both originate in the township.

The numbered state routes of West Penn are 309, 443, and 895. Its villages include Andreas (pronounced ANN-dreez), Clamtown, Dorset, Kepner, Leibeyville, Longacre, Mantzville (pronounced MONTS-ville), Millers, Snyders, and South Tamaqua.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,852 people, 1,485 households, and 1,136 families residing in the township. The population density was 66.4 people per square mile (25.7/km²). There were 1,607 housing units at an average density of 27.7/sq mi (10.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.78% White, 0.21% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

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